Melissa Etheridge is set for a 25-date spring tour. Etheridge, who'll be touring behind her 2019 release The Medicine Show, kicks things off on March 26th at Waukegan, Illinois' Genesee Theatre, with the primarily Eastern jaunt wrapping on May 1st at Clearwater, Florida's Ruth Eckerd Hall.

Melissa Etheridge says that luckily, her pipes are not only intact, but these days, she's actually singing better than ever: "I think my voice is in better shape than it's ever been. I think I've learned how to take care of my body and that makes my voice stronger. I really didn't get that when I was younger. And just sort of wisdom through the years; you can just sort of reach into that on the performances."

Although Etheridge is still able to release new music and have it sell and chart highly, these days that's the last thing she concentrates on regarding her career: "I can look at charts. I can look at things and go 'OK, what does that mean?' The only thing I know is the people that come to see me live. Then I know 'Oh, this is good. This is fun. This is powerful.' As long as people want to come and see me live, then I have a place. All the other stuff I don't really get."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Melissa Etheridge North American tour dates (subject to change):

March 26 - Waukegan, IL - Genesee Theatre
March 27 - Nashville, IN - Brown County Music Center
March 28 - New Buffalo, MI - Four Winds Casino Resort - Silver Creek Event Center
March 31 - Reading, PA - Santander Performing Arts Center
April 1 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
April 3 - New London, CT - Garde Arts Center - Garde Theater
April 4 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ocean Resort Casino
April 5 - Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
April 7 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
April 9 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
April 10 - Lincoln, RI - Twin River Casino - The Event Center
April 11 - Boston, MA - Emerson Colonial
April 13 - Albany, NY - The Egg - Heart Theatre
April 14 - Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
April 15 - Torrington, CT - Warner Theatre
April 17 - Orillia, ON - Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
April 18 - Geneva, NY - Smith Opera House
April 19 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Casino
April 21 - Staten Island, NY - St. George Theatre
April 23 - Asbury Park, NJ - Paramount Theatre
April 24 - Charles Town, WV - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
April 27 - Rocky Mount, VA - Harvester Performance Center
April 28 - Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theatre
April 30 - Orange Park, FL - Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts
May 1 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall

October 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 - Atlantic, FL - Melissa Etheridge Cruise

AUDIO: MELISSA ETHERIDGE ON PLAYING LIVE
AUDIO: MELISSA ETHERIDGE ON HER VOICE